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Content: The Missing Piece of the Asset Information Pipeline

Good information is the holy grail of asset management. Everyone is looking for complete, accurate and up-to-date information to make informed business decisions that will improve asset performance, reduce risk and lower costs.

In this quest, many asset-intensive organizations have invested heavily in asset information systems (e.g., EAM/ERP/CMMS) over the last 20 years. Yet, despite considerable expenditure, organizations complain that benefits have been slow to materialize and are difficult to measure. Managers say they still can’t access the information they need.

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How the Industrial Internet of Things Is Shaping Manufacturing

With all the technology out there, all talking to each other, the world is increasingly becoming more and more connected – indeed, flat. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) seems like a nebulous concept that encompasses everything from machine learning and robotics to drone delivery systems and intelligent point-of-use vending. There is more information available than ever before, but making sense of all this data can be daunting. This article will help bring clarity to how the IIoT can enhance all aspects of manufacturing.

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Uptime Award Winners 2015

Recognizing the Best of the Best!

Uptime Magazine congratulates the following outstanding programs for their commitment to and execution of high quality Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Programs.

To read more about each company, download the Uptime Award Winners’ stories at: uptimeawards.com.

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Internet of Utilities Asset Management

With the advancement of new technologies, the world is moving toward intelligent devices and assets. Although sensors have been around for a long time, they have always been local to a machine and do a specific job, without much communication to the outside world. But if these sensors can communicate with other sensors, machines and human beings over the Internet, then this setup can form an Internet of intelligent devices.